The key to making UK mortgage payment protection insurance work is to understand a policy; be aware of the key facts and the exclusions in a policy; and, how it can affect your circumstances. If not taken out with the exclusions in mind then a policy might not be right for you which would mean that it could be just a waste of money.
UK mortgage payment protection insurance can give you an income which would make sure that you would have the money with which to continue repaying your mortgage and so not get into arrears on the repayments and risk losing your home to repossession. You cannot rely on the income that the State offers as even if you do qualify for the help it usually isn’t enough to give the peace of mind that UK mortgage payment protection insurance can give – providing you are eligible to claim of course.
The UK mortgage payment protection insurance cover would begin to give you an income so that you could pay your mortgage repayments each month once you had been out of work for a certain length of time and this can vary from provider to provider. Cover can begin to pay from the 31st day of being out of work but it can be as long as the 90th day before the cover kicks in. However the majority of UK mortgage payment protection insurance policies will be backdated to the first day of coming out of work.
The cover will continue to payout and give you peace of mind and security for up to 12 months although some providers will pay for up to 24 months.
Exclusions which are common to all policies and which could mean that a UK mortgage payment protection insurance policy wouldn’t be suitable for your circumstances include if you are only in part time employment, if you are retired or if you have suffered from an illness within the past 2 years. You do have to make sure that you check out the small print of UK mortgage payment protection insurance policies as they can differ slightly from provider to provider and the best way to buy the cover is with a specialist provider of payment protection.